Piracy of films scares Anubhav Sinha ahead of ‘Tum Bin 2’ release
Mumbai, Nov 13 (IANS) The rampant piracy in the Indian film industry has scared director Anubhav Sinha, who awaits the release of “Tum Bin 2” next week. He has approached government officials to help him fight the menace.
“Five films for hundreds of crores for Rs 100. The industry bleeds. I have a release next week. I am scared. These available everywhere,” Sinha tweeted on Saturday.
“Sir CP Mumbai Police, love to hear from you on how can I help you help me on my film next week. This is extremely scary,” he wrote alongside a photograph of a pirated DVD of films like “Tutak Tutak Tutiya”, “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil” and “Shivaay”.
The director also wrote to Minister Of State for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore, urging him to look into the matter.
“Honourable Sir Rajyavardhan Rathore, a Friday release being sold at every nook and corner of the country on Saturday. Please look in to this,” he wrote.
Sinha said that he would cancel all promotions until November 18 and will dedicate the whole week to preventing piracy. He has also hired a Singapore-based company for cyber surveillance of the film, from the date of the release.
“I want to do everything within my means to not let this happen to my film ‘Tum Bin 2’ Authorities please advise. Devendra Fadnavis,” he added.
The second instalment of the 2001 film “Tum Bin” franchise, “Tum Bin 2” is written and directed by Sinha and jointly produced by him and Bhushan Kumar of T-Series music label.